A Complete Guide to Train Travel in China

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Asia, China | 6 Comments
A Complete Guide to Train Travel in China

China is an off-the-beaten-path travellers paradise. There’s no specific path through the country, no tourist shuttles transporting people to each destination, and very few bars and restaurants catered especially for backpackers. Because of all of this, China can seem a little daunting; but in reality it is very easily navigable, even if you’re a solo traveller. […]

Backpacking China: Itinerary for First Timers

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Asia, China | 7 Comments
Backpacking China: Itinerary for First Timers

China is a pretty daunting country to travel in. Whether you’re travelling solo through China or exploring the country with a group, it’s a good idea to thoroughly research and plan your trip there. I spent seven weeks exploring the Asian country last summer, and it’s fair to say that I was a teensy bit unprepared. I landed in […]

The Ultimate Solo Travel in China Guide

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Asia, China | No Comments
The Ultimate Solo Travel in China Guide

China is many things. Crazy, overwhelming and unique are all words that could be used to describe this Asian country. Solo travel in China can seem pretty daunting – it’s often near impossible to know exactly what is going on while exploring the country, especially if you have little grasp of the language. If you’re thinking […]

Hong Kong Accommodation: Are hostels in Chungking Mansions safe?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Asia, Hong Kong | 11 Comments
Hong Kong Accommodation: Are hostels in Chungking Mansions safe?

I’m travelling on a budget. And Hong Kong was expensive. I knew it would be costlier than China, and I’d set aside money for that. But I really wasn’t expecting it to be as dear as it was. Honestly, I think it may be the most expensive place that I’ve been to. Or at least […]

How to visit a Longsheng Rice Terrace without a guide

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Asia, China | 22 Comments
How to visit a Longsheng Rice Terrace without a guide

Now, I’m not saying that I didn’t enjoy Chinese cities. I loved Shanghai way more than I thought I would, and I enjoyed exploring a remote city in China, Liaoyuan. But, after six weeks exploring city after city, I thought my head was going to explode. As I arrived in Guilin from a 21 hour train […]

Please Visit the Nanjing Massacre Memorial While You’re in China

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Asia, China | 3 Comments
Please Visit the Nanjing Massacre Memorial While You’re in China

Nanjing – just another Chinese city. Or is it? The place has actually boasted a huge amount of national importance over the country’s history. It was once the capital of South China (‘Nanjing’ literally means ‘South Capital’ whereas ‘Beijing’ means ‘North Capital’) and today, is one of those cities with a centre that’s developing at […]

Sustainable Tourism in Shanghai: Being Eco-Friendly in China’s Modern City

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Asia, China | 12 Comments
Sustainable Tourism in Shanghai: Being Eco-Friendly in China’s Modern City

“Shanghai isn’t the real China”, a guy (who was steadily making his way through a beer tower on his own at 6pm) told me in my Beijing hostel. “You might as well be in the States”. Now, while I agreed with him that Shanghai is definitely a built up city, with skyscrapers on every horizon […]

Is hiking Mount Huashan dangerous?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Asia, China | 7 Comments
Is hiking Mount Huashan dangerous?

When it comes to thrill-seeking and risk-taking, I either charge in all guns blazing or I’m as paranoid as hell. And when I got to Beijing and was planning out my China trip, apparently my guns were blazing. I  chatted to some people who had been travelling around China for a while, deemed that I had booked […]

Seven Things I Loved About Xi’an

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Asia, China | 16 Comments

I only spent a few days in Xi’an, but they were fantastic. Compact and easily navigable, the city centre boasts so many exciting attractions and fun neighbourhoods to explore. The city actually sprawls far beyond the city walls, but most of the things to do in Xi’an are located within the 14 kilometres of the wall itself. Reasons […]

Why We Should Visit Non Touristy Cities in China

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Asia, China | 3 Comments
Why We Should Visit Non Touristy Cities in China

There’s loads of fantastic things to do in China. Whether you desire exploring the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, admiring the Bund of Shanghai, climbing the Great Wall or traversing the rice paddies in the South, you’re sure to tick off a few bucket list items in this country. But what about visiting one of […]

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